The Tennessee Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s school voucher law is constitutional, after two lower courts sided against the law. The five-member panel accepted the appeal on Thursday.
An outgoing state lawmaker is headed back to the Tennessee State Capitol. Gov. Bill Lee announced today that Memphis’s John DeBerry will join his administration as a senior advisor.
Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account program has, once again, been ruled unconstitutional. The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling on the controversial plan to offer vouchers to students for private school tuition.
This means the fight over school vouchers will proceed in the Court of Appeals, and the state will be unable to process voucher applications or make any awards for the time being.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals decided Tuesday that the state’s school voucher program cannot be implemented until the state’s appeal is resolved.
The Tennessee Department of Education wants a local court to allow them to continue with the implementation of the state’s school voucher program, which was set to start by fall, 2020 and was declared unconstitutional on Monday night.
The Tennessee Education Savings Account law — Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher initiative — was declared unconstitutional on Monday evening by a Nashville chancellor.
Gov. Bill Lee defended Thursday the state’s decision to award a no-bid, over-the-budget contract to an outside vendor for the implementation of school vouchers. The controversy comes after the Tennessee Department of Education awarded Florida-based ClassWallet a $1.2 million deal to manage the early rollout of the program and track expenses. Earlier this week, Republican […]
Tennessee lawmakers grilled the state Department of Education on Wednesday over a recently signed contract for the implementation of school vouchers. Republican lawmakers hinted that Gov. Bill Lee’s administration’s plans to roll out the program early could be in jeopardy.
More details are coming out as Tennessee prepares to launch the Education Savings Account program in Shelby and Davidson counties. In a legislative hearing Monday, the state’s Department of Education said it’s using money from a dormant career initiative to be able to start school vouchers this year.